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  • A 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab 4x2 with a 5.7L engine and a 545RFE transmission comes into the shop in failsafe.
  • Clear and valid training is needed to diagnose and repair continuously variable transmissions, the transmissions of choice for hybrids.
  • Before or after overhaul, Dodge trucks equipped with the AS68RC may exhibit a complaint of diagnostic trouble codes related to pressure switches replaced with new switches during overhaul.
  • A 2009 BAS (Belted Alternator Starter) equipped vehicle may have a complaint of the engine stop/start system being inactive and the Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) is illuminated.
  • 2003-2011 Ford Ranger and 2003-2010 Mazda B-2300 with the 2.3L 4 cylinder interference designed engines and 4R44/5R55 series transmission may incur engine damage after transmission R&R.
  • 2005 and newer GM trucks equipped with the 4L60/65/70E transmission may exhibit a complaint of Torque Converter slip when the vehicle is hot, accompanied by a DTC P0894, Component Slip.
  • A registered professional engineer by training, Jim Dietvorst had a rewarding career as a design engineer. Working for major engineering firms, he designed a wide variety of items, ranging from pumps and turbines to medical equipment. He made it to the ranks of upper management.
  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has designated April as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.